Don't think so. Doesn't trigger blackguard, for example, in that scenario.
But if you're at 30HP, you don't really need taunts. Efficient creature generator for midgame, I guess? T3 fluffy genie, T4 double this would be... a bit of a roadblock for aggro, for example. Relatively weak in Arena, though, owing to the lack of healing you're likely to end up with.
Yeah assumed that way... that really hinders the effectiveness of upgrading the card, tho I can expect it to see some play if aggro becomes very dominant. Thanks for the help :)